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Old 09-09-08, 10:00 PM   #1
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I drove past Mt. Diablo today

It is calling my name.
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And you didn't even come by?
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And you didn't even come by?
I wasn't driving We were on our way back to Sacramento from a meeting in Oakland.

As soon as I get my car, I'm going to drive over on a day off and ride up the darn thing. How long does that typically take?
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I think the record is under an hour, but ha! Be sure to start really early in the morning. It gets hot up there. Not much shade.
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I think the record is under an hour, but ha! Be sure to start really early in the morning. It gets hot up there. Not much shade.
I suspected as much. Is climbing Mt. Diablo a sort of rite of passage for California cyclists?
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It's one of the three main peaks in the Bay area, and I believe it's considered the most difficult of the three. Hamilton is much longer, but shallower, and I haven't climbed Tamalpais on a bicycle yet, so I couldn't tell you there.

It's definitely an accomplishment to get to the top, especially if you usually ride in the Sacramento area.
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I suspected as much. Is climbing Mt. Diablo a sort of rite of passage for California cyclists?
Up to the Summit, YES, it was for me. Little 'ole flatlander that I am!
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I like to look at Mt. Diablo, if that tells you anything.
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and I believe it's considered the most difficult of the three.
Ha, tell that to mr. quimby road.
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Ha, tell that to mr. quimby road.
I was counting Mt. Hamilton Road.
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